Heart and Circulatory System
- Q Is a heart-lung machine used during heart valve replacement?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyYes; the heart needs to be stopped during this surgical procedure to replace a faulty heart valve. Because the heart is stopped, a heart-lung machine or bypass machine is used during the procedure. The machine is removed after the heart is restarted at... Full Answer
- Q Where is the heart located in the chest?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe human heart, which is normally about the size of your fist, is located behind and to the left of your breastbone, also called the sternum. Watch this animation to learn more about your heart and how it works. Full Answer